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Basic German Phrases Travelers Should Know

Posted by YMT Vacations on Mar 14, 2018 3:24:43 PM

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So you’re planning a trip to Germany?

It’s a journey that you’ll always remember. From Neuschwanstein Castle to Oktoberfest, Munich’s Christkindlemarkt to the Brandenburg Gate of the once-divided Berlin there is plenty to see and do in this picturesque country.


Before you head out, however, there are some things you need to know.

Even though English is a Germanic language, sometimes understanding it and the German habit of getting straight to the point, can be a bit hard for Americans.

To navigate your way throughout the country, consider getting a language translator App for your Smartphone or familiarize yourself with these basic German phrases before you head off on your vacation:

  1. Thank you
  2. You're welcome
  3. Excuse me
  4. Yes
  5. No
  6. Excuse me
  7. I'm sorry
  8. I don't understand
  9. I don't speak German
  10. Do you speak English?
  11. Repeat, please
  12. What's your name?
  13. How are you?
  14. How much does that cost?
  15. Where is the bathroom?
  1. Danke
  2. Bitteschön
  3. Bitte
  4. Ja
  5. Nein
  6. Entschuldigen Sie bitte.
  7. Es tut mir leid.
  8. Das verstehe ich nicht.
  9. Ich spreche kein Deutsch.
  10. Sprechen Sie Englisch?
  11. Bitte wiederholen.
  12. Wie heißen Sie?
  13. Wie geht es Ihnen?
  14. Wieviel kostet das?
  15. Wo ist das WC?

You can practice your German on many of YMT Vacations’ land tours, cruise tours, or river cruises.

While you're there, take it a step further by renting a boat and explore Berlin's waterways. Use your new language skills to hausboot mieten Berlin.

To make your plans to join any of these exciting getaways, call you travel consultant or YMT Vacations at 1-888-756-9072.

Topics: Europe, River Cruises